Tomorrow is the parish Car Wash, June 18, 9 am-12 noon – We still need lots of help, adults and kids! Washers, rinsers, dryers, cashiers, etc. Please respond to this e-mail if you or a family member and/or friends are coming. We also need donations/loans of old towels, sponges and buckets. This event is a fund-raiser for the Parking Lot Challenge. Of course, we’ll take help at any time, but if you can be there for the start of it, please arrive at 8:30 am so we can get set up. If you have any questions call Jackie Sullivan or Roger Kosempel. Thanks!
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Sunday is both Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day. At both services we’ll have special prayers for our fathers and white carnations in celebration or memory of our dads. After the 10 am service we’ll have refreshments on the Parish House lawn with “beer” and chips for the guys (root beer, birch beer…you get it!). Hope to see you then.
Refreshment Hosts Needed for Sundays after 10 am. During the summer we move our after-Church fellowship time outside and switch from coffee/tea to lemonade, juice or iced tea – and cookies. Summer is a simple and easy time to host your fellow parishioners for a cool drink and relaxed conversation. Please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex.
Rummage Sale Meeting – Tuesday, June 28 at 7:30 pm in the Rath House. We need to get organized for September’s sale, and everyone pulling together makes it easy and successful. If you have questions, please speak to Kimberly Celeste. And save the date: September 17 for the sale itself.
Summer Youth Programs: Christian Arts Camp, June 27-July 1 for ages 4 through Grade 4. AND Summer Saints’ Musical Theater, July 11-15 for Grades 5-9. Please spread the word! More detailed information is on the website www.allsaintsmillington.org. Questions? Speak to Dr. Jody or Mother Vicki.
Women’s Book Group – Wednesday, July 20 at 7:30 pm in the Rath House. The group will be discussing “Cutting for Stone” by Abraham Varghese. Even if you’ve never participated in Book Group before, this would be a great time to drop in and try it out!
And a Thank You to All Saints’ from the A.A. Groups – Last Saturday, June 11 the church hosted the 4th Annual Gratitude Mass to celebrate the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous 76 years ago in June. About 125 people came for worship, to hear and sing along with the “Rock Bottom Band” and have a delicious lunch afterward in the Parish Hall. This is part of All Saints’ on-going outreach and ministry to those in recovery. Thank you!
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Friends Who Pray Together
Studies show that religion and happiness are linked. But faithful church attendance may not be enough: In a large survey, those most likely to rate their life satisfaction as a perfect 10 went to services weekly and saw close friends there. Church regulars without pals in the pews didn’t see the boost - they were less satisfied than infrequent attendees with friends, says study head Chaeyoon Lim, Ph.D., of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. So go to services, by all means - but don’t skip coffee hour.
- Taken from Good Housekeeping May 2011 issue (hat tip to Kimberly Celeste)